This recording includes parts of a public forum held 4-11-2014 at the Alcott School, Concord, Massachusetts, to discuss reasons for fossil fuel divestment by the Town itself as well as all caring people with money invested anywhere.
Towns, cities, states, and other public bodies often have trust funds of various kinds, for example for retired employee pensions and benefits. Frequently these funds are invested in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds.
This forum explores the concept of divestment out of fossil fuels and reinvestment into enterprises aimed at supporting human life.
We include the voices of Bob Lawson, Janet Lawson, and Chuck Collins. To make this (almost) fit a 30 minute air slot, we've omitted two others, one a musician, the other an investment adviser. The latter presented data and charts demonstrating that the financial penalty for divesting is zero.
Also posted here: a 50-second introduction by recordist Stan Robinson.
Truth and Justice Radio has mentioned divestment many, many times in the context of Israel's tyrannical occupation of what's left of Palestine. There the target would be Israeli businesses, particularly those that operate in the illegal settlements, and outside businesses that sell to or contract with Israel helping it consolidate its tyranny, for example Caterpillar.
Truth and Justice Radio is an award-winning program aired weekly 6-10am ET on WZBC (Newton, MA) and streamed and briefly archived at wzbc.org. For more info, go to our primitive website, truthandjusticeradio.org.